Sell shares of Virgin Galactic because the house tourism firm continues to push again business flights and burns by money, in keeping with Truist. Analyst Michael Ciarmoli downgraded shares of Virgin Galactic to promote from maintain, citing a disappointing second-quarter report. The firm postponed business flights to the second quarter of 2023. It additionally reported a internet lack of $111 million, greater than the $94 million internet loss it posted the prior 12 months. “Mgmt again delayed the return to commercial flight operations (now 2Q23) while also announcing that the VSS Imagine test flights have been pushed into mid-’23 pointing to operational flights in ’24,” Ciarmoli wrote in a Friday notice. At the identical time, Ciarmoli expects that Virgin Galactic will burn by the $1.1 billion money it has available by the third quarter of 2024, the notice learn. The house tourism firm is searching for to promote as much as $300 million value of shares as R & D bills are anticipated to “continue at or above current levels.” “We believe that as one of the first market entrants, with proprietary technology, vertically integrated operations, and plans for a consumer-oriented experience leveraging the Virgin brand, SPCE is uniquely positioned to capture share in the emerging commercial space tourism industry,” Ciarmoli wrote. “However, the timeframe for commencement of commercial flight operations has continued to slip and we believe that with the elevated cash burn associated with the company’s plans to scale its operations, further dilutive equity offerings are likely,” he added. The analyst additionally lower his value goal on to $5 from $8. The new value goal implies almost 39% draw back from Thursday’s closing value of $8.19. Shares of Virgin Galactic dropped greater than 14% in Friday premarket buying and selling. Other Wall Street companies had been additionally unimpressed with Virgin Galactic’s earnings report. Wells Fargo maintained its promote score and lower its value goal to $3.25 from $4. Canaccord Genuity saved its maintain score and lowered its value goal to $7 from $8. —CNBC’s Michael Bloom contributed to this report.